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Romans 3:1-31

This study is part of our series of verse by verse studies of Romans, the 45th book in the Bible. Taught by our pastor, Simeon Forder, at our Sunday morning service on the 19th February 2023.

About this book

This letter from Paul to the church in Rome is one of his longest (only 1 Corinthians being similar in length), and in it we find the basis of much if not all Christian doctrine. Considered a literary masterpiece, even by some non-Christians, this letter describes the human condition of sin, our need for salvation, and the way in which we can be saved – through faith alone in God alone. But further, it explains Israel’s place in Christian teaching, and overs multiple chapters dedicated to Christian living.

About this study

As we move through chapter three, we first see Paul say that God is right to judge us, noting that we have all sinned. But also how God, through His grace, has justified all those who put their faith in Jesus, that we might not receive the punishment that was due to us. And given we contribute nothing to that, he’ll conclude that we can’t boast about ourselves.

Application questions

  • What is the gospel? How would you explain it to someone?
  • What opportunities can you find to share the gospel more often?


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